Our team is well-versed in all types of road traffic accident claims.
A road traffic accident (RTA) is an accident whereby a vehicle on a public road collides with another vehicle or object. If you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident caused by someone else’s breach of duty of care, you could be entitled to claim, The Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code outline the duty of care that all road users have to one another.
If you’ve suffered injuries from a road traffic accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Compensation can help you get back to the position you were in before the accident, as much as is possible.
What Is A Road Traffic Accident?
This guide will look at how to claim compensation for a car accident and answer questions such as ‘I was a passenger in a car accident, can I claim?’ and ‘How can I learn more about road traffic accident claims?’. We hope that after reading you’ll have a greater understanding of the process of claiming compensation.
Our team of advisers are available 24/7 to have a chat with you about your situation and offer free legal advice. They can assess how much compensation you may be entitled to and connect you to one of our personal injury lawyers if you have a valid claim.
How Do Road Traffic Accidents Happen?
Below, we have included some examples of different road incidents that could lead to road traffic accident claims:
- Motorcycle accidents- Motorcycle accidents can occur for many different reasons. For example, a car driver turns at a junction without using their mirrors to check if you’re there. In this case, the accident would most likely be due to the other driver’s negligence and you may be able to make a claim. Our team of advisers can offer you legal advice for free about road traffic accident claims.
- Cycling accidents – One example of a cycling accident could be someone opening a car door without checking if a cyclist is approaching them. If you were knocked off your bicycle due to a dooring accident, you could sustain a wide range of injuries. To discuss cycling accident claims, you can contact our friendly team of advisers.
- Pedestrian accidents – A pedestrian accident could occur if a car failed to stop at a pedestrian crossing and knocked down someone who was walking across. In this case, the pedestrian may be entitled to compensation if they suffered injuries.
In accidents where the at-fault vehicle is untraceable (for example, if the driver fled the scene of the accident without exchanging details) or isn’t insured, road traffic accident claims could still be made. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) helps people claim compensation for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident with an uninsured or untraceable vehicle.
No Win No Fee Agreements And Road Traffic Accident Claims
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), is a contractual agreement between you and your personal injury solicitor. The contract includes the conditions that your lawyer needs to meet in order to be able to receive payment.
The contract states that if they don’t win your claim, you won’t be asked to pay any of your lawyers fees. If your claim wins, your solicitor will deduct a small percentage of your compensation. This percentage will be legally capped and agreed upon beforehand so that you always get the majority of the compensation you’re awarded. It’s called a “success fee”.
Our personal injury lawyers could offer No Win No Fee representation when working on road traffic accident claims. It’s a way of accessing quality legal representation without the upfront costs that this usually entails.
Our expert team of advisers will be happy to discuss your situation and offer you free legal advice. They can check how much compensation you may be eligible for and explore your possible next steps.
If you have a legitimate claim, you can be connected to one of our personal injury solicitors to discuss No Win No Fee agreements. If your claim is strong, you could be connected with one of our personal injury lawyers.
How Can Bonus Lawyers Help Me?
At Bonus Lawyers, we have personal injury solicitors who have extensive experience and knowledge with handling road traffic accident claims. They know how to help you receive the most compensation you’re entitled to and gather sufficient evidence to support your claim.
Once you’ve had a chat with an adviser, you’re under no obligation to continue with our services. However, if you’d like, an adviser could connect you to one of our expert personal injury lawyers if you have a valid claim.
Our personal injury solicitors are understanding towards claimants and the difficulties they may face after a road traffic accident. You shouldn’t have to suffer due to another road users negligence, so our lawyers would be happy to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
You can contact our friendly team of advisers to find out more about road traffic accident claims by:
- Calling them on the number above. An adviser can offer you free round the clock about your case.
- Have a chat with an adviser via our instant live chat pop-up box to chat with an adviser straight away.
- Fill out our online claims form for a reply at your nearest convenience.
If you’d like to learn more about making a claim, we have some other guides you may find useful:
- Accident at work claims
- Medical negligence claims
- No Win No Fee claims
- Professional negligence claims
- Slip, trip and fall claims
- Housing disrepair claims
Thank you for reading our guide on road traffic accidents.